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Poster: Madhavananda Date: May 23, 2005 12:41am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: On all the things the deriver does

Browsing the forum archives, I found a note explaining what the deriver does. If you upload a MPEG1-file, two MPEG4-files are derived. If you upload a MPEG2-file, two MPEG4 files and one MPEG1 file are derived.

However, since I believe the MPEG1-files the deriver makes aren't strictly VCD-compliant and especially since the audio bitrate is only 64kbps, I would like to supply myself both the MPEG1 and the MPEG2 files.

Now here's the question: If I upload both, will I have deriver deriving MPEG4-files off both, and additionally one more MPEG1-file from the MPEG2-file?

Is there any way to define what I want the deriver to derive and what not? Do you think you could add this in, some sort of configuration file you could stick in over FTP that'd tell the deriver what what to do and what not to do?

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Speaking of MPEG2:s, what's the current situation regarding adding files under existing entries? The "replace item" dialog still isn't working unless I'm badly missing something.

And deleting some files, I believe, is only done with the "Report errors" link, correct? If you could streamline this a bit and give more control to the user, it'd save you a lot of precious time.

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Poster: tracey pooh Date: May 24, 2005 9:21am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: On all the things the deriver does


So the deriver will "prefer" the MPEG2 (of higher quality) to create the MPEG4s, and will leave the MPEG1 as is.

--tracey, webmaster

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Poster: Madhavananda Date: May 24, 2005 9:25am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: On all the things the deriver does

Yep, I figured as much since that's what it did when I experimented... :)